counterimage

noun

coun·​ter·​im·​age ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈi-mij How to pronounce counterimage (audio)
variants or counter-image
plural counterimages or counter-images
: an image that contradicts or is compared or contrasted with another image
… providing movie audiences with a counter-image to most of what Hollywood had said about African American women. Donald Bogle

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterimage was in 1848

Dictionary Entries Near counterimage

Cite this Entry

“Counterimage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterimage. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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